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"Each photograph is a story captured in a single moment"

Author: M.Lopez

Photography is capturing the extraordinary meaning in each ordinary moment, and weaving these strands together to tell a story – your story - to hold, to share, to remember.

Author: Cindy Jenson-Elliot

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Why, hello 2010.

You snuck up on me quickly. Wasnt it was just yesterday I held my firstborn for the first time? She is 10 now. Wasnt it just yesterday I turned 18 and thought I knew everything? when really I knew nothing? Those years flew by, and now I'm 27. Wasnt it just yesterday Kailey became a big sister... and our family of three became 4? Trey man is 6 now, and in his first year of school. Wasnt it just yesterday I celebrated 10 years with my husband? Even though some didnt think we would make it? Wasnt it just yesterday God gave us a little surprise wrapped up in pink ribbons with red hair? Man.. those 7 months went by fast. Addi has two teeth, and a sweet attachment to her mommy. God has been so good to me... and I've enjoyed my life. If I had to leave one thought for you today.... it would be. DONT BLINK.

I found this.... and wanted to share.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten popcorn in the "GOOD" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried less while watching television and laughed more while watching life.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away 9 months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment realizing that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love yous"...more "I'm sorrys"...but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it...live it...and never give it back.



Leiba Bernstein said...

awww, So true, I'm going to cry!

Barbara said...

Hi Jess, wishing you a Happy New Year. It would be nice if we could just relax and enjoy life and enjoy the precious moments. I know I think about that a lot. You still have a lot of time to really enjoy the journey you are on.

By the way I see you are in VA. I was born and raised in Roanoke and all my family is there. :)

amy lenhart said...

beautiful and yes very true! off to kiss the kids!! even the one with the flu! lol

Rebecca said...

This was great! I love the one about being pregnant and wishing it away. You cant imagine at the time how much you would miss it :(. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Candy said...

Love it Jessica and how true it is time flies by - its crazy that my son is 6 and in first grade and soon Anica will be 4 and in school it just makes me want to cry thanks a lot Jessica ha ha love you

toripiercy said...

Awwww so true!

Love that picture of Addie <3

toripiercy said...

Awww so true!

Love that picture of Addie <3

toripiercy said...

AWwww so true!

Love that picture of Addie <3